4.54 Votes

Surtshellir is aboriginal lava cave that takes you to another level of a tour. It attracts visitors from far and wide. The cave looks diverse and different from every perspective. You can enjoy the long drive to the cave and realize that the place is worthy enough. Another unique part is that you have to hike up to get out of the cave. It is a thrilling experience indeed. The spectacular cave will mesmerize your eyes. Take warm clothes along with you and explore the best of the cave. The rocky surface and the environment make Surtshellir a terrific destination.

How to Reach Surtshellir

  • Rented Car\taxi

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  • 0.08% of people who visit Reykjavik include Surtshellir in their plan

  • 50% of people start their Surtshellir visit around 6 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Surtshellir

Wednesday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Surtshellir

People normally also visit Lagafellslaug In Mosfellsbaer while planning their trip to Surtshellir.

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Surtshellir Reviews & Ratings

  • You can walk through the whole thing. Lights highly recommended

  • The path is well marked and relatively level. The caves were great. But bring a head lamp if you want to go very far in.

  • Great place to explore and feel the lava caves

  • Millions of years ago when the giant Icelandic mole rats roumed the lands, the magnificent beasts carved these amazing tunnels. You can spot the exit holes of their tunnels around the island, but in here you can go and see how they actually lived. I highly recommend checking this place out. Use a proper car to go here or get a proper insurance or both. 4x4 not needed when road conditions are good. I would not recommend to children as the mole rat tunnels are filles with loose rocks and the openings are not fenced.

  • This is not as easy to get to as some other fabulous places in Iceland, and so we almost had it to ourselves. Only 1 - 2 other cars the whole time we explored. The lava tubes are huge and the caves only for those who are carefully and seriously prepared. We carefully clambered through No 1 entrance and then explored only from above. Amazing. Well worth the visit. All for free.

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